Applied Linguistics and TESOL MA

Anglia Ruskin University

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Typology Master
Methodology Distance Learning
Duration 2 Years
Start Different dates available
  • Master
  • Distance Learning
  • Duration:
    2 Years
  • Start:
    Different dates available

Want to further your career in language teaching? Learn the latest linguistics theories and apply them to your classroom practice. Gain critical and analytical skills that will boost your career prospects. Choose to study by distance learning or in Cambridge, a city famous for language teaching.

If you’re involved with any aspect of foreign language teaching, this course will further your theoretical understanding of language learning and give you a chance to develop your teaching skills.

You’ll gain a firm grounding in the current theories and methodologies of foreign language teaching and learning, and second language acquisition, and have the chance to apply these to your own classroom practice and curriculum development.

You’ll learn the basics of conducting research, and improve the critical and analytical skills in demand from employers. Our modules will also allow you to investigate other issues of language, like migration or identity.


Where and when

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· What are the objectives of this course?

Our past students enjoy careers in many language-learning and teaching-related professions, such as teaching English and other languages (in the UK and abroad), and developing courses, tests, materials or language policy.

· Requirements

A good honours degree (or equivalent), normally in a related subject. Applicants with professional experience are also encouraged to apply. If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 (Academic level- with no individual score being lower than 6.0) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.


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What you'll learn on the course

Cognitive Psychology
Cognitive Linguistics
Speech Communication
Critical Thinking
Knowledge Theory
Skills and Training
Language teaching
Applied Linguistics
Second Language Acquistion

Course programme

Core modules
  • Second Language Acquistion
  • Discourse in Society
  • Research Methods in Applied Linguistics
  • Major Project
Optional modules
  • Materials and Course Design
  • Classroom Theory and Practice
  • Impacts of Migration
  • Language, Identity and Policy

You’ll show your understanding of theoretical issues and their practical application through a combination of portfolios, classroom observation tasks and critical essays. After completing your final module, you’ll also research and prepare a 15,000-word dissertation.

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Additional information

Course duration
13 months full-time, 2 years part-time (September starts); 18 months full-time, 28 months part-time (January starts) Part-time hours - Trimester 1: Monday 6pm - 8pm; Trimester 2: Thursday 6pm - 8pm

Please note the Distance Learning version of this course can only be taken as a part time option.

Course fees
UK & EU students, 2016/17 (per year) £6,100
UK & EU students, 2016/17 (per year part time) £3,050
International students, 2016/17 (per year) £11,200

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